Friday, January 23, 2009

Teething, Or At Least I Hope That's What It Is

My son has turned into a monster!! No joke people. He doesn't sleep at night. He's up ALL night tossing and turning, screaming and crying, and just wanting to nurse. Which means that I am up all night with him. What's a Mommy to do?? It's been like this for a little over a week. I just feel majorly run down and tired. And I'm sure it didn't help that Brad was out of town Monday thru Thursday last week, so it was just me and Preston. Which means that I was on call 24 hours a day for four days. Gives me new respect for single parents and those with husbands out of town/on duty/etc. Luckily we survived the week.

Currently we are staying at my parent's house, which is awesome for me. Because that monster that I was just talking about has extra playmates/entertainers/etc, these people are otherwise known as my sisters and brother. They are awesome!! Both to me/Brad and Preston. Seriously the kid loves his Aunts and Uncle. And he's pretty much got them wrapped around his little finger.

Preston really outdid himself this week with what a handful he was. It started on Tuesday when we headed out to FAFB for a playdate with some friends. He refused to stay in the kids play area and kept trying to run around where the floor was being re-glued down. He was willing to play nicely for a little while. Only when I climbed up in the tunnels with him and all of the other kids. It was fun but Mommy can only climb/crawl around so much, ya know?? Although it was really cute how excited he got when we went down the slides. And how all of the other kids thought that it was great that I was up in the tunnels with them. Preston wasn't so sure about that part since he is not so willing to share his Mommy with anybody.

And then just because he could Preston didn't take a single nap that day. Not one. Even on the drive home from the base. Not after playing at my Mom's. Nothing. I'm not sure who was more tired, me or him. Then like I mentioned earlier he crashed at 7:30pm. Awesome, until he woke up at 5:30am the next morning. I am NOT a morning person at all, so I was barely functioning.

It only got better today. Today Preston decided to be naughtier than he's been in a long while. And during a playdate we hosted with one of our Mommy groups. He was horrible. He would play just fine one minute and then the next he would be screaming bloody murder about something. Or clinging to me like I was going to disappear on him. Which I didn't in case you're wondering. Even when I wanted too because Preston completely melted down into a screaming crying mess. Everyone else did though. I'm pretty sure he scared them off. Please come back and play with us again guys!!! I'm almost sure it's just a phase because he's teething, Preston isn't usually like this. I swear!!!

On a more exciting note, Courtney and I started figuring out more details about our trip to Seattle this summer with Preston and Zeke. We are going in June and will be there for 3 days and 2 nights. We're taking Preston and Zeke to the zoo and the aquarium, and then taking ourselves (with Preston and Zeke in tow) to the outlets. It's going to be so much fun!! Anyone have any sugguestions on anything that we just HAVE to do while we're there??


Mom said...

I feel you on the teething, you just decribed Aidan's last week too! Have fun in Seattle... I don't think the kids are old enough or I would recomend the Pacific Science Center. Even adults can enjoy it, it is a very hands on place. Preston might enjoy it but I don't know how much Zeke would. Here's their link

Mom said...

One more thing about the Pacific Science Center. They do have laser shows and I think the kids would LOVE that!

Kaitlin said...

What, am I chopped liver? I cancelled Hawaii to go to Seattle with you two! Am I not invited anymore or what? I demand you edit your blog! ;)
The kids wouldn't like the PSC - but I bet they would love the Hands on Children's museum which is across the sidewalk from the science center. I bet they would love it even more than the Aquarium becuase my kids were barely interested. :)